Godthrymm Premiere New Song & Live Studio Clip “We Are the Dead”

U.K. doom trio Godthrymm premiere a new song and live studio clip “We Are the Dead”.

Check it out now below.

Godthrymm founder and guitarist/vocalist Hamish Glencross (ex-My Dying Bride, Vallenfyre and Solstice) explains:

“Since starting this band only just over a year since, we’ve gone through a rapid evolution already. Following a couple of great festival appearances, some wonderful shows supporting such dear friends as Paradise Lost and Pallbearer, as well as our own headline shows up and down the U.K., we have become a very tight, focused live assault. So as we are currently in the process of securing a deal for the debut album, we thought what better way to showcase the band now than to do a live-in-the-studio session to try and capture the power and energy of our live performance. So, we spent half a day in a studio in Sheffield with the very talented Nathan Bailey as producer, and we are very happy to share with you ‘We Are the Dead.’”

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Godthrymm Premiere New Song & Live Studio Clip “We Are the Dead”

U.K. doom trio Godthrymm premiere a new song and live studio clip “We Are the Dead”.

Check it out now below.

Godthrymm founder and guitarist/vocalist Hamish Glencross (ex-My Dying Bride, Vallenfyre and Solstice) explains:

“Since starting this band only just over a year since, we’ve gone through a rapid evolution already. Following a couple of great festival appearances, some wonderful shows supporting such dear friends as Paradise Lost and Pallbearer, as well as our own headline shows up and down the U.K., we have become a very tight, focused live assault. So as we are currently in the process of securing a deal for the debut album, we thought what better way to showcase the band now than to do a live-in-the-studio session to try and capture the power and energy of our live performance. So, we spent half a day in a studio in Sheffield with the very talented Nathan Bailey as producer, and we are very happy to share with you ‘We Are the Dead.’”

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Slipknot Announces “Knotfest Roadshow” Tour With Volbeat, Gojira And Behemoth; New Album To Be Released In August

Slipknot have announced their live return, unveiling details of their massive Knotfest Roadshow headline tour set to traverse across North America this summer. Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth will join as special guests on all dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 29-city outing will kick off July 26th in Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheater and continue through September 8th where it will conclude with a performance at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX (see itinerary below). A video trailer can be viewed below.

Slipknot have also revealed that they will release their long awaited new studio album on August 9th. Each pair of tickets purchased online for Slipknot’s 2019 tour comes with a digital copy of their upcoming new album, scheduled for release August 9th. Further instructions will be available upon purchase with additional album details to be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information visit slipknot1.com.

Tickets for Slipknot’s summer tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 8th at 10 AM, local time at LiveNation.com. Premium members of Slipknot fan club Outside The 9 get first access to pre-sale tickets starting March 5th at 10 AM, local time. Citi is the official pre-sale credit card for the tour, and Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 5th at 12 PM, local time until Thursday, March 7th at 10 PM, local time.

Slipknot shocked fans around the globe last year with the release of a brand new track, “All Out Life”. Reaction to the unrelenting track was staggering, with the official music video – directed by the band’s own M. Shawn Crahan – trending Top Ten of all videos worldwide on YouTube in its first day on the band’s official YouTube channel. In the four months since release, “All Out Life” has already racked up over 30 million streams worldwide across digital service providers and 30 million YouTube views. “All Out Life” is available now at all digital service providers.

Tour dates:

July 26 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 27 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
August 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
August 3 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
August 6 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
August 8 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
August 10 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fairgrounds*
August 11 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 12 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 14 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
August 16 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 17 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
August 18 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 20 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
August 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 23 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
August 24 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 27 – Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
August 28 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 30 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
August 31 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
September 1 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
September 3 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
September 4 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 6 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
September 7 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
September 8 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

* Iowa State Fair – Slipknot & Gojira only

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Delain Posts Fourth “Hunter’s Moon” Track By Track Video For “Art Kills”

Delain have released a fourth track-by-track video, in which they discuss the track “Art Kills” from their upcoming Hunter’s Moon album, out on February 22nd via Napalm Records. You can check it out below.

Hunter’s Moon is the final part of a trilogy, that also includes Delain’s EP Lunar Prelude and album Moonbathers. The release includes four brand new studio tracks, ten live songs, and a Blu-ray disc of those live songs, filmed at Utrecht’s Tivoli venue, during Delain’s sold out Danse Macabre European tour in 2017 and featuring special guests including Nightwish’s Marco Hietala. Perfect for both old and new Delain fans, the release encapsulates their breathtaking live show and showcases their stunning stage production, as well as offering a taste of what’s to come from their next studio album, also due out in 2019.

Delain about the four new studio tracks: “Along with the live Blu-Ray are four new studio tracks. Two of these offer a preview of what we are working on for our new full length studio album, which we expect to release in 2019. ‘Masters Of Destiny’ is a dramatic, cinematic track, that we’re excited to shoot an equally dramatic video for this week. The title track ‘Hunter’s Moon’ has more of a catchy feel and will hopefully appeal to our fans featuring heavy riffs, orchestrations, a large chorus and as a novel feature, Timo’s screams. Our guitarists stepped to the forefront on this release, in writing ‘This Silence Is Mine’ (Timo Somers) and ‘Art Kills’ (Merel Bechtold). With fond live memories, classic and new sounds we’re excited to present Hunter’s Moon to the world!”

Marco Hietala (Nightwish) about the Danse Macabre Tour: ”I was really pleased to do the tour, because it gave me a chance to challenge myself in different surroundings and band dynamics. In the end it comes down to the same old but great thing. I love doing good shows with good people for good audiences. All for one and one for all!”

Delain about the live Blu-ray: “The Moonbathers tour has been a hell of a ride and the Danse Macabre shows were an absolute highlight. We are excited to share the footage of our show at Tivoli Vredenburg with you on this brand new Blu-Ray. It was great to finally perform all of our collaborations with Marco live, something our fans have been asking for for such a long time! Also gracing the stage were George Oosthoek who gave his signature sound to ‘Hands Of Gold’, and Elianne Anemaat who adorned ‘Scarlet’ with her beautiful cello tones. The Tivoli show had such an amazing atmosphere and was one of the highlights of our career. Plus a home match for some of us! We are thrilled to have this Blu-Ray as a physical souvenir of the night and we hope that our fans will enjoy it as much as we did.”

Hunter’s Moon is available in the following formats:

– CD + Blu-Ray Disc, including 6-page Digipack
– 2LP Gatefold Vinyl + Blu-Ray Disc
– Deluxe Box incl. CD + Blu-Ray Disc Digipak + poster flag + pendant + patch + lanyard/VIP pass
– Digital Album

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Delain Posts New “Hunter’s Moon” Track By Track Video For “The Silence Is Mine”

Delain have released a third track-by-track video, in which they discuss the track “The Silence Is Mine” from their upcoming Hunter’s Moon album, out on February 22nd via Napalm Records. Find all available track-by-track videos below.

Hunter’s Moon is the final part of a trilogy, that also includes Delain’s EP Lunar Prelude and album Moonbathers. The release includes four brand new studio tracks, ten live songs, and a Blu-ray disc of those live songs, filmed at Utrecht’s Tivoli venue, during Delain’s sold out Danse Macabre European tour in 2017 and featuring special guests including Nightwish’s Marco Hietala. Perfect for both old and new Delain fans, the release encapsulates their breathtaking live show and showcases their stunning stage production, as well as offering a taste of what’s to come from their next studio album, also due out in 2019.

Delain about the four new studio tracks: “Along with the live Blu-Ray are four new studio tracks. Two of these offer a preview of what we are working on for our new full length studio album, which we expect to release in 2019. ‘Masters Of Destiny’ is a dramatic, cinematic track, that we’re excited to shoot an equally dramatic video for this week. The title track ‘Hunter’s Moon’ has more of a catchy feel and will hopefully appeal to our fans featuring heavy riffs, orchestrations, a large chorus and as a novel feature, Timo’s screams. Our guitarists stepped to the forefront on this release, in writing ‘This Silence Is Mine’ (Timo Somers) and ‘Art Kills’ (Merel Bechtold). With fond live memories, classic and new sounds we’re excited to present Hunter’s Moon to the world!”

“Hunter’s Moon” is available in the following formats:

– CD + Blu-Ray Disc, including 6-page Digipack
– 2LP Gatefold Vinyl + Blu-Ray Disc
– Deluxe Box incl. CD + Blu-Ray Disc Digipak + poster flag + pendant + patch + lanyard/VIP pass
– Digital Album

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Delain Posts New “Hunter’s Moon” Track By Track Video For “The Silence Is Mine”

Delain have released a third track-by-track video, in which they discuss the track “The Silence Is Mine” from their upcoming Hunter’s Moon album, out on February 22nd via Napalm Records. Find all available track-by-track videos below.

Hunter’s Moon is the final part of a trilogy, that also includes Delain’s EP Lunar Prelude and album Moonbathers. The release includes four brand new studio tracks, ten live songs, and a Blu-ray disc of those live songs, filmed at Utrecht’s Tivoli venue, during Delain’s sold out Danse Macabre European tour in 2017 and featuring special guests including Nightwish’s Marco Hietala. Perfect for both old and new Delain fans, the release encapsulates their breathtaking live show and showcases their stunning stage production, as well as offering a taste of what’s to come from their next studio album, also due out in 2019.

Delain about the four new studio tracks: “Along with the live Blu-Ray are four new studio tracks. Two of these offer a preview of what we are working on for our new full length studio album, which we expect to release in 2019. ‘Masters Of Destiny’ is a dramatic, cinematic track, that we’re excited to shoot an equally dramatic video for this week. The title track ‘Hunter’s Moon’ has more of a catchy feel and will hopefully appeal to our fans featuring heavy riffs, orchestrations, a large chorus and as a novel feature, Timo’s screams. Our guitarists stepped to the forefront on this release, in writing ‘This Silence Is Mine’ (Timo Somers) and ‘Art Kills’ (Merel Bechtold). With fond live memories, classic and new sounds we’re excited to present Hunter’s Moon to the world!”

“Hunter’s Moon” is available in the following formats:

– CD + Blu-Ray Disc, including 6-page Digipack
– 2LP Gatefold Vinyl + Blu-Ray Disc
– Deluxe Box incl. CD + Blu-Ray Disc Digipak + poster flag + pendant + patch + lanyard/VIP pass
– Digital Album

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Michael Schenker Fest Recording New Album; Reveals New Drummer

Following on from the release of their successful debut album, Resurrection, Michael Schenker Fest are currently recording their second album, co-produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in August 2019.

The news is bittersweet however, as the band have been mourning the passing of beloved MSF drummer Ted Mckenna.

Michael Schenker comments, “We are totally heartbroken to hear about Ted McKenna – our amazing drummer and dearest friend – passing away. It’s a massive shock and a huge loss to lose Ted so suddenly. He always had a smile on his face and was one of the most sincerely genuine people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. One of the great rock drummers, he always played from the heart and his heart was music. Rest in peace Ted, we will miss you x.”

Today, the band announced they will be welcoming back Simon Philipps and Bodo Schopf – who each played drums in MSG – to the Michael Schenker Fest line-up. Simon who played on the MSG debut album will return as the main drummer on the upcoming second album. Due to his schedule, he is unable to be the live drummer for the upcoming US tour however, so this role will be completed by Bodo Schopf, who played on Perfect Timing and Save Yourself. With the sudden passing of Ted Mckenna, Bodo will be featured on the upcoming record but in a smaller role, as he had the important job of preparing for the US tour.

Michael Schenker states, “We are very grateful to Bodo for being a team player and working out with Simon what needs to be done in order for us to continue as smoothly as possible, and also to Simon for helping us to make it all possible. Bodo is the perfect choice to continue as the permanent drummer for Michael Schenker Fest. It is a perfect balance between the musicians from the past. It includes everything as a family to continue Michael Schenker Fest.”

Bodo comments, “I am very sorry that Ted had to leave us under these tragic circumstances and I’m proud to rock for him and all the Michael Schenker fans. RIP Ted”

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Whitesnake Reveals New Album “Flesh & Blood” Details; Posts “Shut Up & Kiss Me” Video Online

Whitesnake has confirmed a May 10th release date for their upcoming studio album, “Flesh & Blood,” via Frontiers Music Srl. A video for the first single, “Shut Up & Kiss Me”, can be found below.

Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, rock legends Whitesnake return with their latest studio album, “Flesh & Blood.” This album follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album “Forevermore” and 2015’s “The Purple Album,” a reimagining of Deep Purple classics from Whitesnake mastermind’s David Coverdale’s time in that band. The 13 original, visceral tracks on Flesh & Blood, the band’s 13th studio album, are, luckily for you dear reader, “all killer, no filler”, as the saying goes. But would you expect anything less from the ’Snakes?

David Coverdale, the mastermind behind Whitesnake & co-composer of “Shut Up & Kiss Me” with guitarist Reb Beach, commenting on the forthcoming release said that “after the intense darkness of our last video ‘Burn’, if anything, it’s ‘light’ snake, you know? We’ve got some really dark energy going on in the world right now, so we’re gonna write & record a fun, knees up, song about falling in love with a fabulous babe. You’re over-talking, over-compensating & she just looks at you, takes the reins & says, ‘Shut Up and Kiss Me!’ and that’s it!! My video director and creative partner Tyler Bourns and I discussed a great storyline for the video, which involves a surprise guest: my fabulous old white Jaguar. We ended up cleaning and detailing it, as it has been in storage since I moved to Lake Tahoe, then we dusted off my old turquoise silk jacket from the original ‘Here I Go Again’ video and I was thinking, “man, this is going to be fun!” It’s a respectful acknowledgment and positive nod to the past, just fun stuff.”

Joining Coverdale on Flesh & Blood is the powerhouse band comprised of Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Michael Devin on bass, Tommy Aldridge on drums, and Michele Luppi on keyboards.

Since joining the band four years ago, and just in time for 2015’s “The Purple Album,” Chicago native Joel Hoekstra has really come into his own, not only as a highly impressive axe-slinger, but also as a very accomplished songwriter too, co-writing six of the songs for Flesh & Blood with singer David Coverdale. Of course Joel’s talents are hardly surprising, considering he’s the son of two classical musicians.

Guitarist Reb Beach, who originally joined Whitesnake in 2002, has stepped up to become the group’s bandleader and guides the band to implement Coverdale’s musical vision. As well as bringing his impressive musical chops to the band, Reb has co-written five songs on the new album, the fourth studio album he has appeared on, commencing with 2008’s highly acclaimed “Good To Be Bad.”

It was the “Good To Be Bad” follow-up, “Forevermore” (2011), that saw the debut of bassist Michael Devin. The New Englander’s four-string-depth-charge-bass-bombs definitively underpin and drive the sound of Whitesnake in the 21st century.

Rounding out the rhythm section is David’s longest serving ’Snake, the renowned drummer and unstoppable percussionist Tommy Aldridge, who has been with Whitesnake in some capacity for 30 years. Tommy made his debut with Whitesnake way back in 1987 in the “Still Of The Night” video, becoming a mainstay behind the kit for successive albums and tours.

Last, but certainly not least, the band is completed by the inventive keyboards and vocals of Italian maestro Michele Luppi, who made his live debut in 2015, as documented on “The Purple Tour” live CD/DVD (2018).

The current incarnation of the band carries on the long and unwavering tradition of main man David Coverdale being surrounded by cream of the crop players who go all in to bring fans the best hard rock humanly possible. 40+ years into their existence, the ‘Snakes fangs have only grown sharper and are ready to inject fans with more of that rock ‘n roll venom they crave.

Flesh & Blood will be released May 10, 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl in multiple formats.

* CD (Jewel Case)
* CD+DVD Deluxe Edition (Digipak) – Includes two studio bonus tracks on CD. DVD includes “Shut Up & Kiss Me” (classic jag version) (video), “Shut Up & Kiss Me” (club mix version) (video), Behind the Scenes of ‘Flesh & Blood’ video + 3 DVD Audio Tracks (remixes of album tracks)
* Super Luxury Boxset – Includes CD+DVD Deluxe Edition, 2xLP Standard Color LP, Poster, Numbered Lithograph, Box Set
* 2xLP – Black, 180g, Gatefold (Worldwide)
* 2xLP – Silver, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers’ U.S. Store Exclusive) – Limited to 300 Copies
* 2xLP – Gold, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers’ UK Store Exclusive) – Limited to 500 Copies
* 2xLP – Red, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers’ EU Store Exclusive) – Limited to 350 Copies

Tracklisting CD / 2xLP:

1. Good To See You Again
2. Gonna Be Alright
3. Shut Up & Kiss Me
4. Hey You (You Make Me Rock)
5. Always & Forever
6. When I Think Of You (Color Me Blue)
7. Trouble Is Your Middle Name
8. Flesh & Blood
9. Well I Never
10. Heart Of Stone
11. Get Up
12. After All
13. Sands Of Time

Bonus tracks on CD+DVD Deluxe Edition and Digital Version:

“Can’t Do Right For Doing Wrong” (Bonus Track – New Studio Song)
“If I Can’t Have You” (Bonus Track – New Studio Song)
“Gonna Be Alright” (X-Tendo Mix) – DVD Audio Track
“Sands Of Time” (Radio Mix) – DVD Audio Track
“Shut Up And Kiss Me” (Video Mix) – DVD Audio Track

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Periphery Reveals New Album “Periphery IV: Hail Stan” Details; Posts New Music Video “Blood Eagle” Online

Periphery will release their fifth album, “Periphery IV: Hail Stan,” on April 5th via their own 3DOT Recordings. A music video for the album’s first single, “Blood Eagle,” directed by Jeremy Danger & Travis Shinn, can be found below.

Guitar player Mark Holcomb said of the six-minute track: “We’ve known since the late stages of P4 writing sessions that ‘Blood Eagle’ would be the first song we released. It’s an unrelenting song that, even while we were writing it, we could say to ourselves: ‘We NEED to play this live.’ The original demo was vastly different, and through the songwriting process, it took on this kind of violent, explosive nature that is always hard to synthesize. That energy excited us and we knew it’d be the first thing we’d let you all hear.”

“Periphery IV: Hail Stan” marks two significant firsts for the band: the first Periphery release on their recently formed label, 3DOT Recordings, as well as a change in the way they approached writing and recording. “We finally spent a year on a record,” explains guitar player/programmer Jake Bowen. “We’ve never been able to do that. The quality and pacing of the work show we took our time with this one. That’s an important note about this. We really got to do everything we wanted to do in the space we had to do it.” Mark adds, “I think you can hear the adventurous intent behind much of this material as a result. We’re all the happiest we’ve ever been with a release, and it’s no coincidence. Can’t wait for you all to hear it.”

“Periphery IV: Hail Stan” is the first release to follow the band’s 2017 Grammy Award nomination in the “Best Metal Performance” category, for “Periphery III: Select Difficulty” album opener “The Price Is Wrong”. The 2016 album tallied 35 million cumulative streams and marked their third consecutive debut in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top 200. It represented the apex of a tireless decade-long grind. In between the touring, endorsements and appearances, they also launched a summer camp of their own, Periphery Summer Jam.

“Periphery IV: Hail Stan” tracklisting:

1. Reptile
2. Blood Eagle
3. CHVRCH BVRNER
4. Garden In The Bones
5. It’s Only Smiles
6. Follow Your Ghost
7. Crush
8. Sentient Glow
9. Satellites

Periphery embarks on a brief tour to coincide with the release, joining Dance Gavin Dance for a 15-date North American trek on March 30th.

Tour dates:

March 30 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove of Anaheim #
March 31 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency
April 2 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
April 3 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
April 5 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall
April 6 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music
April 7 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
April 9 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
April 11 – Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
April 12 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater (Sold Out)
April 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
April 14 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
April 16 – Cleveland, OH – Agora
April 17 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak
April 18 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues (Sold Out)
April 19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues (Sold Out)
April 20 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

# – Swan Fest with Dance Gavin Dance, Crown The Empire, Don Broco, Veil of Maya, Intervals, Volumes, Hail The Sun and more

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Ozzy Osbourne Postpones Entire European Tour With Judas Priest On Doctor’s Orders

Following the announcement yesterday that heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne had postponed shows in Dublin, Manchester, Newcastle and Nottingham after coming down with a case of the flu, the singer has delayed his entire European run on doctor’s orders. After seeing his physician again, Osbourne has been diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection which the doctor feels could develop into pneumonia given the physicality of the live performances and an extensive travel schedule throughout Europe in harsh winter conditions.

Statement from Ozzy:
“I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour. It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to shit.

“First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis. I want to apologize to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down. However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologize to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy.”

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